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    Lucky me with brake problem

    That or some corrosion on the umbilical connections. Lost brakes once on our way to the National rally years ago. Used downshifting to control braking without burning up the truck brakes. Ended up being corrosion on the terminals. Sprayed with electrical cleaner, worked the plug a few times and...
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    Why hasn't this recall been posted

    You can buy an inexpensive gas detector and check your system for leaks. I used mine whenever I extended the kitchen slide or changes tanks. Helped to isolate loose fitting after the TV furnace was serviced. Now I carry it in my truck to use on residential gas odor calls before the rig gets...
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    Front Cap Light Switch

    Try looking up JR Products. They have most of the electrical RV switches. Used them for mods I did back when we had our BH. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Valve Replacement

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    Valve Replacement

    To answer the OP’s question, No, you do not have to drain the tank. Simply turn off the city water and your water pump, then hold the toilet flush open until all the pressure is relieved. Opening the cold water low point drain will help drain the line, too. Then cut the line coming up through...
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    Overflowing toilet

    Short of C-4 and a detonator, you may need professional help if you have a Poo Pyramid blocking the pipe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Made a BIG Boo-Boo/No-No on countertop

    If it’s the Hanex type material, you can polish them out. Had to do it years ago when thieves broke in while in storage and stole the TV’s, leaving scratches on the countertop. Using wet sandpaper, starting with 800 grit, gently work your way up through several grits by hand to a 3000 grit...
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    Overflowing toilet

    Is the toilet ball opening or not? Possible that there is something blocking the tank drain, too. Not unheard of to have the cutouts from tank installation falling into the tank to give owners grief at some future date. Backflushing at the sewer connection may knock it out of the way. Based...
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    Water heater anode rod

    While we had the BH on a seasonal site, we primarily ran the water heater on electric, even though we paid for it. Eliminated the recurring hassle of frequently wrestling a 30lb. tank out and into the compartment under the bedroom slide. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Water heater anode rod

    Socket is 1 1/16”. The threads are standard for any anode rod and a 9” rod should suffice. Use some Teflon tape on the threads when installing it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need wiring diagram - 2011 Bighorn 3185RL

    If you are going to DIY the rewiring, do not use wire nuts to join them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    splendide washer and dryer

    Oopsie! 50A mentality.
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    splendide washer and dryer

    They should be on separate legs of the 30A service (that’s 30A per leg, not total), so it should be good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Tank vent questions

    First thing I'd do is remove the basement walls to get a look at the black tank. You may be able to see if there is a problem with the drain or the vent connections without too much difficulty. Something else that can stink up a rig is a dead critter, like a mouse or chipmunk. The little...
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    Tank vent questions

    If you can pull it out of the tank, you have another problem. It should have been glued in place at the top of the tank. If it’s not, you will continue to get odors until it’s sealed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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